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Neighborhood Guide: Mission Beach

Life’s a beach in this laid-back neighborhood, where the dining, drinking, and activities revolve around its namesake


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Belmont Park roller coaster | Photo by Robert Benson

Mission Beach This Month

July 9–10 & 16–17
Over the Line Tournament, Fiesta Island

Tuesdays & Fridays
Sunset Luaus on the Bay, Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa

Belmont Park

Built in 1925, the historic amusement park is home to mini golf, surf simulator FlowRider, and the iconic Giant Dipper roller coaster. Post-coaster, have a beer at Draft or a bite at the pool-themed Cannonball.
3146 Mission Boulevard

 

Sushi Ota

It’s consistently ranked as the city’s top sushi—for good reason. Despite an odd strip mall location, Ota serves excellent sushi and omakase tastings. Reservations are a must.
4529 Mission Bay Drive

 

Miss B's Coconut Club

Miss B’s Coconut Club

Sip on tiki cocktails like the Havana Good Time—served in a giant, flamingo-shaped copper cup for multiple drinkers—and Cuban-inspired fare at the tropical lounge.
3704 Mission Boulevard

 

Oceana Coastal Kitchen

Located bayside at the Catamaran Hotel, the seafood spot features high-quality local ingredients and a popular Sunday Champagne brunch.
3999 Mission Boulevard

 

Gone Bananas   

Beach life calls for a stylish wardrobe, and this boutique is stocked with a variety of suits in all styles and sizes from brands like L*Space, Mikoh, and Billabong.
3785 Mission Boulevard

 

Surfari Surf School

Surfari Surf School

The water sport outfitter leads surf and stand-up paddleboarding lessons and camps, and has rentals for more seasoned hydrophiles.
3740 Mission Boulevard

 

Mission Bay

At more than 4,600 acres, the massive aquatic park offers nearly every kind of outdoor adventure, from cycling, boating, and swimming to the dog-friendly Fiesta Island.
2688 East Mission Bay Drive

 

Paradise Point Resort & Spa

The glamorous yet inviting tropical resort is home to high-quality surf and turf dishes at in-house restaurant Tidal and a spa that specializes in island-inspired treatments, like the raw sugar and coconut oil scrub.
1404 Vacation Road

 

Better Buzz Coffee

Better Buzz Coffee

Try the famous Best Drink Ever, an Americano mixed with vanilla powder, or their selection of sandwiches and acai bowls if you want to sit and stay awhile.
3745 Mission Boulevard

 

La Playa Taco Shop

The taqueria is ground zero for some of the best Mexican fast food in town, including carne asada fries, a chile relleno burrito for vegetarians, and spicy carrots for all.
3973 Mission Boulevard

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